Adults proclaim childrens' TV was 'better in our day' - but what do today's kids make of classic shows?

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As the Easter holidays approach, parents up and down the country will be hoping to entertain their children with some terrific TV. But would their kids could tune into the shows of yesteryear rather than modern shows?

A survey by TalkTalk TV has found nearly one in three (30%) British adults reckon the shows of their childhood trump today's offerings. While three in four (72%) would watch more if they could see the shows they loved as kids with their own children.

It also showed nearly half (41%) of parents don't actually watch any kids' TV with their children.

So to settle the debate once and for all, TalkTalk TV asked a panel of youngsters to give their honest critiques of the children's TV their parents used to watch.

Blast from the past?

One trend that aims to please both parents and their offspring is reviving classic shows with a modern-day makeover. Because of this, many of the programmes parents would like to watch with their kids are actually still available today. These include Wacky Races, Disney's Duck Tales, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Thomas the Tank Engine, which are all available for families to watch over Easter on TalkTalk TV's Kids Boost.

Many of these make it into TalkTalk TV's list of the Top 10 shows British parents would most like to watch with their children.

  1. The Flintstones
  2. Scooby Doo
  3. Wacky Races
  4. Grange Hill
  5. Mr Benn
  6. The Magic Roundabout
  7. The Thunderbirds
  8. Danger Mouse
  9. Thomas the Tank Engine
  10. Bananas in Pyjamas


Available for a month at a time, the TalkTalk TV Kids Boost has ten of the most popular kids TV channels and over 200 episodes on demand for only £5 a month.

For more information on the TalkTalk TV Kids Boost, click here

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